So like many others (I'm hoping I wasn't the only one at least) I let my Cisco certifications expire during COVID. Partially because I wasn't ready to redo any of the CCNP exams, although I probably could have done the TSHOOT exam, and partially because I was lazy and COVID was here and it was too hard. That was back in 2019 and now I have no current Cisco certifications.
And that brings me to now. I've finally decided to kick my lazy butt into gear and redo my CCNP certification. Which now is easier than before because I don't have to worry about redoing any of the CCNA exams. Looking at the current CCNP ENCORE exam however, things have changed in the Cisco Certification world. There's now a single Core exam for CCNP (350-401) followed by your more specialised exams which in my case would be the 300-410 exam, Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services. So now it's 2 exams instead of 3. However there is a lot of new material covered in these exams. Some of which i'm going to struggle with. IE the Wireless, Security, and SDN side of it.
When I study for these exams, I like to lab a lot and break and fix things. I find that the best way for me to learn is by doing and then writing about it here helps me to know that I understand it correctly. If i can write about it and explain it to someone else, then I know it.....right?